Go Wild for Life — Just sloganeering won’t help save plants, animals
KARACHI—Just sloganeering will not help withstand the challenge of illicit trade of plants and animals but practical and stringent steps are required to overcome aggravating environmental conditions.
Citizens sharing their views on the World Environment Day (WED) 2016 hovering across the globe with the theme of “Go Wild for Life,” said that every year the day was observed with high spirit and programmes were held but to no avail.
“Forests are being illegally cut in the country compelling animals to become extinct and people to sustain negative effects of the environment”, said a citizen and student of environmental studies Naveed while talking to this scribe.
He said that no doubt, Paris Agreement - gathered many countries on a one platform to cope with the challenge of Climate Change yet major states which contributed more to carbon dioxide had to come on the same page for pragmatic measures.
He said that it was the prime responsibility of the authorities concerned to stop this practice for the healthy future of coming generations.
Zahida, an uneducated cowwomen expressing her views said that cows were the main source of making their living. Before, she could go to fodder her cows in the field next to her house but then that had been converted into housing project. She said that it had become difficult to provide a fodder rich of nutrients to her cows.
“It has become difficult for me to continue my livelihood because the cows falling sick within a short gap of days due to unhealthy food to them”, she said in a humble way.
Mahesh Kumar, a citizen, said that Pakistan had rich forests a few decades ago and then it had lost many of them. He said that there should be awareness programmes especially for the youth as they could be made aware of their surrounding climatic changes.
Mahesh said that everything which had been created had its role and animals were of them as they serve their role in livelihood opportunities and providing healthy nutrients like milk, substance and material for medicines and other foods.—Agencies